Equal Opportunities Policy

 

Eastham Rangers JFC is committed to a policy of equal treatment of all members, and requires all members of whatever level or authority, to abide and adhere to this general principle, and the requirements of the Codes of practice issued by the Equal Opportunities Commission and Commission for Racial Equality.

Eastham Rangers JFC  is also committed to promoting equality by treating people fairly and with respect, by recognising that inequalities may exist, by taking steps to address them and by providing access and opportunities for all members of the community.

All members are expected to abide by the requirements of the Race Relations Act 1976, Sex Discrimination Act 1975  and Disability Discrimination Act 1995 as well as any amendments to these acts.

Specifically, discrimination is prohibited by :

  • Treating any individual on grounds of gender, colour, marital status, race, nationality or ethnic or national origin, religion, sexual orientation or disability less favourably than others.
  • Expecting an individual solely on the grounds stated above, to comply with requirement(s) for any reason whatsoever related to their membership,which are different from the requirement for others.
  • Imposing on an individual, requirements which are in effect more onerous on that individual than they are on others. For example, this would include applying a condition which makes it more difficult for members of a particular race or sex to comply than others of that race or sex.
  • Victimisation of an individual.
  • Harassment of an individual, by virtue of discrimination.
  • Any other act or omission of an act, which has as its effects, the disadvantaging of a member against another, or others, purely on the above grounds.
  • Club’s recruitment, selection, promotion and training processes, as well as disciplinary matters, it is essential that merit, experience, skills and temperament are considered as objectively as possible.
  • Eastham Rangers JFC commits itself to the immediate investigation of any claims of discrimination on the above grounds, and where such is found to be the case, a requirement that the practice cease forthwith, restitution of damage or loss (if necessary), and to the investigation of any member accused of discrimination.
  • Any member found guilty of discrimination will be instructed to desist forthwith. Since discrimination in its many forms is against the Football Club’s policy, any members offending will be dealt with under the disciplinary procedure.
  • Eastham Rangers JFC commits itself to the disabled person whenever possible and will treat such members, in aspects of their recruitment and membership, in exactly the same manner as other members. The difficulties of their disablement permitting assistance will be given, wherever possible, to ensure that disabled members are helped in gaining access. Appropriate training will be made to such members who request it.